The University of Chicago Neuroscience Institute is the intellectual home for a diverse group of scholars and scientists working together to advance our understanding of the brain.
By utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, the Institute recruits faculty members from such areas as Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Statistics, and many more to reveal how the human brain and our social and physical environments interact.
This knowledge is essential for improving the treatment of and developing cures for devastating conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. By addressing the fundamental questions about brain mechanisms that lead to individual variation in people, we are also able to examine the social and environmental factors that shape our behavior.
The Neuroscience Institute was established to serve Neuroscience throughout the University of Chicago as well as its affiliates by representing the collective interests of the community. The Institute is in a unique position to support cutting-edge technology that will create many opportunities for scientists to transform and revolutionize our understanding of the human brain.
By working alongside other interdepartmental divisions as well as capitalizing on the great strengths that currently exist at the University of Chicago, the Institute provides the tools necessary to create a platform for increasing our expertise within Neuroscience.
Our community of neuroscientists includes more than 90 faculty members based in many academic and clinical departments, all of which are located on the Hyde Park campus — a key feature of our institution that facilitates interactions among researchers and scholars with diverse interests, backgrounds, and approaches.
Neuroscience Seminar Series
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Neuroscience Student Talks
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Neuroscience Annual Retreat
Read more about the last edition of the Neuroscience Retreat (2023).
Neuroscience Early Enrichment and Training Opportunity (NEETO)
What could be more challenging, more interesting, and more important than understanding the human brain? It’s got it all. Computational processes, biological mechanisms, genetics; any aspect of biology you’re interested in, it’s important to brain function and it needs to be mastered before we will understand how it all works together. It’s the perfect puzzle.